Dark leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with iron, calcium, fiber and vitamins A, C, and K. Are you eating enough?
Not everyone loves eating huge salads day in, day out. To incorporate more green stuff in your diet, here are 6 tasty ways to think outside the bowl :
Juice your greens!
Green juices are filled with green leafy vegetables rich in chlorophyll. You can choose any leafy greens you like along with some fruit, lemon and ginger to create a green detox juice that is delicious and good for you.
Scramble them into an omelet.
Many of us shy away from eggs because of their cholesterol content. However, when eaten in moderation, they have their place in a balanced diet. Egg yolks contain choline, which is important for metabolism and heart health. If you’re managing your blood pressure, use a combination of one egg and egg whites. Start your day with an omelet stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and other veggies of choice.
Stuff them into a sandwich
Make your sandwich rise to the occasion by stuffing it with less meat and more vegetables. Pile a fistful of spinach onto your chicken sandwich or add a slice of avocado for some heart-healthy fat.
Creamy Greens Dressing
Make green salad dressing! Of course, you can make a salad with leafy greens but how about putting them in the dressing as well? This Creamy greens dressing is made with nuts, seeds, and lemon for a healthy way to dress a healthy salad.
Lemony Kale Chips
Make green chips! Kale chips are the best alternative to potato chips and other unhealthy snacks but beware, these green chips are highly addictive!! Once you start eating them, you won’t be able to stop, but that’s okay because it’s just kale.
Soups are a great vehicle for leafy greens. Stir a big handful of spinach into a soup or stew during the last three to five minutes of cooking.
Tip: You can also blend one or two kale or your preferred vegetable into your next batch of creamy soup; it’ll change the color a little, but the added nutrition will more than make up for that.